BIRTH NAME : Mary Data Uranta
STAGE NAME : Mary Uranta
NET WORTH : $450,000
DATE OF BIRTH/AGE : Born June 1st
PLACE OF BIRTH: Born and raised in Port Harcourt
STATE OF ORIGIN : River State
OCCUPATION : Nigerian film and television actress, producer, model, singer, and businesswoman.
NATIONALITY : Nigerian
MARITAL STATUS/HUSBAND :
EDUCATION : Sacred Heart Nursery And Primary School, Holy Rosary Girls Secondary School in Port Harcourt and Rivers State University of Science and Technology
INSTAGRAM : @maryuranta
Who Is Mary Data Uranta?
This is the official biography of Mary Uranta, one of the top Nollywood actress in Nigeria. This profile shall take you on a journey into her life history and every single fact about the beautiful actress.
Mary Data Uranta is a Nigerian film and television actress, producer, model, singer, and businesswoman according to her profile. The ravishing lady was born and raised in Port Harcourt, she gained recognition after she participated in beauty pageant Miss Niger Delta, where she finished as the first runner-up.
Mary Uranta launched her professional acting career in year 2000 when she landed her debut movie role in Girls Hostel. Following her wowing and exceptional interpretation of the role she was given, she received more significant attention with a leading role in the Nollywood movie, Secret Mission. She has appeared in several block-buster Nollywood movies including Pradah, Secret Shadow, and Blood Game, Love Doctor, Critical to name a few.
The pretty lady is also a business minded person aside movie acting, she runs her own movie production company. She single-handedly founded the Mary Uranta Foundation, a charity organisation which helps improve the lives of less fortunate children in Opobo.
She has won couple of awards and earned some numbers of nominations. Some of her awards include Best of Nollywood Award nomination , the African Youth Ambassador Award and a City People Award.
Early Life And Background
The stunning Nollywood diva and businesswoman was born and bred Port Harcourt, the capital city of Rivers State. The diva has 7 siblings and 4 step-brothers. She was born into a Pentecostal Christian, she attended Roman Catholic schools.
She attended Sacred Heart Nursery And Primary School and Holy Rosary Girls Secondary School in Port Harcourt for her primary and secondary school education before proceeding to the University. After completing her high school education, she proceeded to Rivers State University of Science and Technology where she studying Secretarial Administration .
Her initial intention was to study a course related to her dream career (acting) but there was a twist of fate for the actress.
She was very famous while she was in the University because she participated in social and educational events. she won the Miss UST pageant’s “Finest Girl” award and finished first runner-up in the Miss Niger Delta contest.
Mary Uranta professional acting career kick started when she was given a guest role in the Ndubisi Okoh-directed film, Girls Hostel, alongside Uche Jombo. She was hand picked as the winner to take the role after taking part in an audition. She subsequently featured in other movies including Church Committee , Paul and Silas, War of Roses and Silver Spoon.
She rose to massive stardom in year 2006 after starring as Ngozi Ezeonu’s younger sister in the movie Secret Mission. She was subsequently called for other roles in Nollywood movie like Love Doctor, Critical Passion, Pradah, aits of Doom, The Professionals, Secret Shadow,Tea or Coffee, Tears of a Princess, BReal Passion, Mistress and The Darkest Link.
She also bagged a postgraduate diploma in Theatre—a branch of performing arts—from the London School of Arts Academy.
She was honored with African Youth Ambassador Award for her contributions to Nollywood. She received Best of Nollywood Award nomination for her role in the film Mistress the following year. On 14 July 2013, she won the City People Award for Best Actress at the 4th City People Awards.
She also established her 50th Academy, a film production company created to aid the industry’s growth, and the Mary Uranta Foundation which caters for the welfare of deprived children in Opobo.
She was named the new face of RedKarpet Photography based in Port Harcourt. There is no doubt, she is one of the most popular, skillful, talented and wealthiest Nollywood actress in the industry today, although is no longer active.